carla o.

About me: Carla is a classically trained dancer, choreographer and ACE certified personal trainer originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois. She received her BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University in 2016, and while there represented the university as featured dancer during the National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. After graduation she lived abroad teaching dance in Panama, Brazil, and China.

Carla’s professional experience includes performances in music videos, fashion shows and other events for respected brands including Budweiser, Moschino, lululemon and BeLLe, but her true passion is teaching. Carla formerly served as Senior Instructor & Teacher Trainer for Barre, Dance, Cycle, and HIIT modalities at SpaceCycle in Beijing & Shanghai, China. You can currently find her content on FITURE, China’s leading fitness mirror which recently launched in USA. She is passionate about increasing inclusivity in fitness spaces, which is why she co-founded “NovaPulse,” which offers free online fitness content through their website. Carla is honored to be recognized as a lululemon legacy ambassador and was recently seen as a featured model in their Asia-wide International Yoga Day 2020 campaign. She is very excited to join the fitness professionals at [solidcore] to continue to spread the love of movement!

Carla Mae’s ultimate goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle while incouraging her students to reach their highest potential through movement. She believes all is possible with a good attitude and a little self confidence!

Guilty Pleasure: Watching anything to do with Bachelor Nation

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favorite [solidcore] move to give you the shakes: Pike to plank

Outside of [solidcore] you can find me: Eating Portillo’s Chopped Salads, filming reels, walking my dog, and sipping red wine.

Instagram handle: @carlamaeoconnor

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